Building, rooms of Mátyásföld Hall of Residence
Mátyásföld Hall of Residence is located in a well maintained, four-storey building with round-the-clock porter and security service plus CCTV. There is free car parking around the building.
There are a total of 116 rooms on five floors in the building.
The majority of rooms are doubles. Every room has a small hall where there is a basin, large built-in cupboard with masses of shelving space and a fridge-freezer. These rooms provide comfortable accommodation with two beds, two desks, chairs and wall shelving.
Every floor has separate bathrooms for women and men: toilets, basins, showers.
If somebody needs a separate bathroom then there are apartments, each one comprising two double rooms opening onto a common area for four persons in total, with bathroom between the two rooms. However, there are only three of these four-person apartments available, all located on the first floor. We also have two three-bed accessibilized rooms on the ground floor, accessible via a wheelchair ramp. If there are no applications from disabled students in a given academic year, these rooms can also be rented out to other students.
Mátyásföld Hall of Residence services
In order to make life more convenient, the hall of residence includes other rooms besides bedrooms.
Every floor of the residence has a kitchen equipped with built-in cupboards, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
On each floor there is a communal area used as a venue for hall of residence parties and events, not to mention study during exam periods.
Residents can use the washing machines and dryers on the ground floor; there are also irons and ironing boards here. A vacuum cleaner can be borrowed from the porter. Cleaning equipment is available on every floor, but the cleaning service also ensures a constant state of tidiness and hygiene. Mátyásföld Hall of Residence operates in an environmentally friendly mode taking into account aspects of sustainability. We sort all waste using the selective waste containers positioned in the corridors. Organic waste is composted, used oil is collected and disposed of safely.
The hall of residence supplies each resident with clean linen every fortnight but naturally you can use your own if you want to.
You have to make a declaration about any smaller electrical devices you want to bring when you move in. However, you should be aware that for fire and accident prevention reasons you may not bring in any appliance that generates heat directly, for example, an iron or electric heater.
Within reason, smaller electrical kitchen appliances may be used in the kitchen.
There is a small computer room in the hall of residence and every room is fitted with broadband Internet access while the whole building has Wi-Fi coverage.
The sporting options for students are varied: you can use a workout room fitted with modern exercise equipment in the university building for free, and there are several smaller gyms.
Ball games can be played in the university gymnasium next to the hall of residence. Students receive a discount on admission to the Erzsébet-liget swimming pool that is similarly near the residence.
When moving in, all residents have to sign a statement that they have read and will abide by the House Rules. Please take this seriously to make it easier for you and your fellow residents to live together.
Besides this, there are two other regulations it is important to know about: Requirement System for Students of the Budapest Business School (HKR), and the Hall of Residence Operational Regulation (KMSZ).
The Hall of Residence Committee (KOB) regulates and assists – in close collaboration with the hall of residence management – life in the residence, thereby making it easier for residents to navigate their way around everyday matters.
KOB comprises eight hall of residence students and its members are chosen by residents of the hall. They have very wide ranging duties including helping when it comes to applying for hall of residence residency, moving in and out, drawing up room sharing plans and seeing that the House Rules are complied with. Besides their official duties, they also organize hall of residence events. Every floor has a go-to person and you should not hesitate to contact them with your questions, requests, ideas and suggestions.
The following popular programmes are traditionally held in our hall of residence: Hall of Residence Fresher’s Week, International Evening (involving foreign students staying in the hall of residence), Speed Dating, Santa Claus Evening, Hall of Residence Carnival, Spring Celebration, Hall of Residence Farewell. Each year we arrange a group walk out to one of Budapest’s most attractive and largest nature protected sites, Naplás Lake, which is just 5 km away. Besides all these, we also take part in other programmes arranged by the university.